I have no idea, but it looks like some kind of gardening tool to me...but I honestly am stumped. I even did a reverse photo search on Google with no luck.
Thank you for doing reverse photo. I have checked gardening, cement, all hand held tools,nothing is coming up at all.
Looks like a gardening tool
What are the dimensions of the tool? It is a little hard to tell especially how long the handle is from the one picture you posted.
It is too short to be a trench digging tool, plus there isn't enough wear on the ends to indicate this. Since there does not seem to be a lot of wear anywhere and it looks to be a garden that has a flat bottom, my guess is that it is used to gently tamp down seeds as they are dropped into a row.
It looks like a digging tool
Maybe some kid of a funnel?
vintage coal scoop shovel?
Looks like some type of mixing device to me.
It doesn't have a very long handle on it, I have no idea what it might be for. But I am curious now :) Maybe William will see this and knows what it is? He has a lot of experience with building and houses, etc.
When you do find out what it is, will you please come back and let us know?
This looks a lot like an old tool my Grandma had that she used to dig up potatoes with.
how about a dog pooper scooper!
Maybe an old tamper tool.
I think it is a golfing tool ?
Looks like something that is used with cement
You have us all curious Kate. I did find this guy who identifies old tools https://www.letoolman.com/mystery-tool-page.html Maybe you can see what he says.
Thank you for info. I sent a text and picture. Hope they can help.
Wow that a great question. I am curious too....
When I find out what this tool is I will share my findings. Been searching everywhere on-line with no luck. Thanks for all the feed back. I'll keep at it.
Hi Kate: It looks like something handmade used to dig holes to plant with on the wide end and to weed with on the narrow end. Anyway, that's my story and I'm stickin' to it :)
In every issue of This Old House magazine, there is a section that shows a picture of a unidentified tool or gadget, and readers have to guess what it is. This would be a super submission.
what is it you want to do